Amiri Baraka, dead at 79

I still have not got around to reading Blues People and probably should…,0,7133089.story#axzz2pwDIRUVA

Also… his poem, Somebody Blew Up America - not safe for work, I think:

That… is a long poem.

It’s about 9-11 and the video is 9 minutes 11 seconds long!

How long is Howl, by Ginsberg… like 20 or 30 minutes, read aloud? This isn’t so long, actually.

For context: In storytelling performance, a page of singlespaced text is about five minutes.

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